When people describe successful startup founders, they often use adjectives like “hungry” and “ambitious.” Yet I’ve found that great entrepreneurs aren’t so easily defined. Here are some personality traits that I’ve observed in great entrepreneurs that are seemingly at odds with the high octane characterizations that we often imagine define them.

Here are the 5 sets of traits that I’ve witnessed in great entrepreneurs:

  • Arrogant but humble
  • Stubborn but flexible
  • Restless but patient
  • Macro but micro
  • Aggressive but conservative

Watch the video to hear how the most successful entrepreneurs leverage these traits while leading their companies.

What other personality traits do you believe make great entrepreneurs? Tell me in the comments.

– Andrew